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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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The Snap: A while back as part of this column I did book and movie reviews. I don’t really feel that I am missing my calling as a critic since almost no one reads them, but since I liked doing them, I am going to start ...
The story of how the markets are rigged

BOOK REVIEW – ‘FLASH BOYS’

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The Snap: A while back as part of this column I did book and movie reviews. I don’t really feel that I am missing my calling as a critic since almost no one reads them, but since I liked doing them, I am going to start up again. This book review is about Flash Boys by [&hellip
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The Snap: Pantaleon is the solo project of Edward Sturtevant, one of the brains behind Time Travelers. His first track, "Vile," is available to stream and download via SoundCloud. For our New York readers, Pantaleon ...
Enjoy the first track from this new solo project

Meet Pantaleon, and Listen to “Vile”

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The Snap: Pantaleon is the solo project of Edward Sturtevant, one of the brains behind Time Travelers. His first track, “Vile,” is available to stream and download via SoundCloud. For our New York readers, Pantaleon will be taking the stage at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn on May 15th. What a way to top off [&hellip
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The Snap: One of the great frustrations of life is interacting with “can’t” people. I am sure you know the people that I am talking about. They are the ones that look at and situation and immediately start figuring ...
Get Out of My Way

Can’t People

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The Snap: One of the great frustrations of life is interacting with “can’t” people. I am sure you know the people that I am talking about. They are the ones that look at and situation and immediately start figuring out why something can’t be done. The Download: The world is filled with them. They infest [&hellip
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The Snap: Here at The Snap Download we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting ways humans show they have absolutely no common sense. Normally, we aim our gaze at the maniacal loons in Congress. However, today ...
Literally, It Will Feel Like Your Flesh Is Burning

Feel The Burn

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The Snap: Here at The Snap Download we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting ways humans show they have absolutely no common sense. Normally, we aim our gaze at the maniacal loons in Congress. However, today we’re going to tackle the delicate subject of why do human beings — particularly those in the [&hellip
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The Snap: Jack White’s upcoming record is going to have a ton of fancy new features that have rarely, if ever, been done before. While some of the changes on this “Ultra LP” may seem a bit gimmicky -- like being the ...
Yes, it’s another post about Jack White.

Forget Digital, You’re Going to Want Jack White’s Next Album on Vinyl

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The Snap: Jack White’s upcoming record is going to have a ton of fancy new features that have rarely, if ever, been done before. While some of the changes on this “Ultra LP” may seem a bit gimmicky — like being the first 3-speed record ever printed — a few of the other features have [&hellip
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The Snap: Imagine you get a call one day from your daughter’s school informing you that your daughter was among the 200 girls kidnapped from school. Anger, fear, anxiety, desperation; you feel like you’re careening ...
What Do We Stand For?

Not Our Girls

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The Snap: Imagine you get a call one day from your daughter’s school informing you that your daughter was among the 200 girls kidnapped from school. Anger, fear, anxiety, desperation; you feel like you’re careening through all these emotions at the same time. The government says they’ve found all the girls but then it turns [&hellip
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The Snap: I usually try to stay away from faux news. The reason is that I find they have a tendency to make shit up much more frequently than other news channels. Not that the other news channels are truthful, it is just ...
Faux < Fox ?

FREE SPEECH MEANS THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T DO ANYTHING TO YOU, NOT THAT I HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOU

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The Snap: I usually try to stay away from faux news. The reason is that I find they have a tendency to make shit up much more frequently than other news channels. Not that the other news channels are truthful, it is just that I think faux news is worse. However recently I stopped on [&hellip
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The Snap: Since releasing the explosively popular Stars and Satellites in 2012, it's been largely crickets from Trampled by Turtles. Their silence was broken with the exciting news that the band's seventh studio album, ...
After a 2 year hiatus, the bluegrass boys are back in town.

Trampled By Turtles Announces Release Date for ‘Wild Animals’

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The Snap: Since releasing the explosively popular Stars and Satellites in 2012, it’s been largely crickets from Trampled by Turtles. Their silence was broken with the exciting news that the band’s seventh studio album, Wild Animals, will hit virtual and physical shelves on July 15th. If you are a lover of beer, then Trampled
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The Snap: The religious fervor of Sarah Palin last week got us thinking about the runner-ups of the runner-ups -- otherwise known as losing vice presidential candidates. For being vice president is very much like being ...
And That One Word is Be Prepared

One Heartbeat Away From Lunacy

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The Snap: The religious fervor of Sarah Palin last week got us thinking about the runner-ups of the runner-ups — otherwise known as losing vice presidential candidates. For being vice president is very much like being the runner-up in a beauty pageant where one must always be prepared to take over if the winner cannot perform [&hel
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The Snap: Anyone who has had a job in the last 10 years has heard about implementing "best practices." This sounds like a no-brainier. After all, who would not want to implement what is considered the best practice? Not ...
Some Me Some Data

Is It Really A Best Practice Or Just Your Practice?

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The Snap: Anyone who has had a job in the last 10 years has heard about implementing “best practices.” This sounds like a no-brainier. After all, who would not want to implement what is considered the best practice? Not just the above average practice, but the *best* practice. The problem is that in general best [&hellip
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The Snap: Legendary Recording Engineer Steve Albini -- who produced records for artists such as Nirvana, Pixies, Cheap Trick, and Cloud Nothings -- thinks that streaming services have ‘solved the problem with music’ ...
Do You Agree With Steve Albini?

Have Services Like Spotify and Beats Really Solved the Problem with Music?

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The Snap: Legendary Recording Engineer Steve Albini — who produced records for artists such as Nirvana, Pixies, Cheap Trick, and Cloud Nothings — thinks that streaming services have ‘solved the problem with music’ by cutting out the corporations, and creating a worldwide platform for artists to share their music. But is it
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The Snap: I go to a lot of conferences. I am currently at one now. Most of the conference is pretty boring and predictable. There are a lot of product demos, discussions of the strategic focus and the road map. In many ...
Or Maybe You Can't

Try Thinking — You Might Find You Like It

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The Snap: I go to a lot of conferences. I am currently at one now. Most of the conference is pretty boring and predictable. There are a lot of product demos, discussions of the strategic focus and the road map. In many ways they are entirely predictable. However there are always things that make me [&hellip
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The Snap: Personally I hate process. It is my feeling that the goal of process people is to make sure that no productive work gets done. Ever. The Download: I understand that in some cases following a procedure is ...
Sometimes Free Form is Better

I Don’t Need No Stinking Process

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The Snap: Personally I hate process. It is my feeling that the goal of process people is to make sure that no productive work gets done. Ever. The Download: I understand that in some cases following a procedure is important. There is clearly a place for it. The problem is when the process people feel [&hellip
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